Tried some paint stripper. Chickened out after it turned brown on the plastic and pulled the color out of the rubber. Didn't seem to hurt anything, by the things I mentioned all happened within matter of seconds, so I had a heart attack.
It's a crap shoot to paint a mask. I've used everything possible to color masks and nothing stays. Sly profits crack and peel like crazy right from the factory for a reason. Unless its color formed in the mold it will not stick. I even have a buddy who dura coats everything but masks because it won't stick. They just flex too much to stay on.
I bought the mask for $10 it was in bad shape. I ended up buying another lens on my local FB group for $10. I had some black/white plastidip laying around and here is my progress of what I did throughout this project.
I ended up masking the rubber to paint the plastic.
The rubber portion really bothered me so I decided to paint that too.
I didnt mask it right and messed up from the pictures above and decided to do it all over.
Went to play paintball a few days later and got a scent of banana scented paint and it started to crack. So I yet again started pealing it off. I retrofitted a KM strap ($25) I bought from the field because i've been dying to get this for years.
I'm trying to go with a theme on this with my favorite brand 9Five with Teal/White/Black so I'm back on the drawing board scheming on how to do this.Not bad for spending around $45. I will post progress.Thanks for looking.